In this week’s roundup, Barbara Kruger on an 18-wheeler, Cao Fei presents on art and technology, artists receive awards, and more.
- Barbara Kruger is one of the 150 artists, poets, musicians, writers, filmmakers and actors who created work for America: Here and Now, a traveling exhibition that includes 18-wheeler truck-art project by Kruger. Artwork by Laurie Anderson and Kiki Smith are also in the show.
- Cao Fei is part Seven on Seven, a conference that will feature presentations by seven teams, each comprised of one artist and one technologist, who will share a new idea they have developed while working in collaboration over the course of a single day. The conference is organized by Rhizome and an affiliate of the New Museum in New York. The event will take place on May 14, 2011 from 1–6pm at the New Museum (NYC).
- Sarah Lawrence College alum Janine Antoni was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and she was selected from 3,000 applicants on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise.
- Fred Wilson was honored at the 2011 Brooklyn Artists Ball held last week at The Brooklyn Museum (NY) for his influence in the field of visual arts.
- Ursula von Rydingsvard was awarded the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture for her outstanding service to artists and the arts. This year, Ms. von Rydingsvard will be honored along with Mark Bradford and a few others.
- Mark your calendars. Laurie Simmons‘s next exhibition will take place at Wilkinson (London) June 10 – July 10.